Triumph of the Soul

May 19, 2024

Today, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj delivered a powerful message at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois. He urged us to strive for life’s ultimate purpose: to reunite with God.

Within our body is the soul, a part of God, the spiritual Master explained. Its purpose in this human existence is to embark on the inner journey and find its way back to God. Also residing in the body is the mind. The mind, unlike the soul, is focused on the outer world and is filled with desires and a sense of entitlement to attain these desires. These desires feed the vices of anger, greed, deceit, attachment, and ego that bring turmoil into our lives and derail us from our spiritual goals.

Thus, within us are two strong forces at work, the soul and the mind, pulling our attention in opposite directions. Caught up in this tug-of-war is our conscience, the little voice that speaks to us softly, guiding us on the path of righteousness. Our conscience helps us discern right from wrong, and we must be careful not to unwittingly silence it by giving in to the desires of the mind.

We need to strengthen the soul to ensure the triumph of our soul over the mind. This will happen as we sit in silence and reach a state of no thoughts in meditation. As the soul embarks on the inner spiritual journey, it connects with the divine Light of God, which strengthens and nourishes it.